On Wednesday, May 18, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
will host a half-day forum titled; “Orlando: Choosing the Future
after the Great Recession.”
The purpose of the event is to explore
strategies the City and greater Central Florida region are
currently pursuing to strengthen its community identity and make
its economy more inclusive, competitive, diverse, and less
vulnerable to future downturns. The discussion will also focus
on future strategies to strengthen the local economy.
To set the broader context for the forum
discussion, Greg Ip, U.S. Economics Editor for The Economist,
will give a keynote address. Two panel discussions with audience
exchanges will follow Mr. Ip’s presentation.
The FREE event is being put on in
collaboration with the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and
Government at the University of Central Florida, the Reubin O’D.
Askew Institute on Politics and Society at the University of
Florida, the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, Orlando Health
and the Florida League of Cities.